Foto Showdown

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Foto Showdown
Foto Showdown Box Art.jpg
North American box art
Developer(s) Alpha Unit
Platform(s) Nintendo DSi
Release date(s)
  • JP: November 19, 2009
  • NA: March 9, 2010
Genre(s) Turn-based
Mode(s) Single-player, Multiplayer

Foto Showdown, known in Japan as Monster Finder (モンスターファインダー Monsutā Faindā?),[1] is a turn-based video game made exclusively for the Nintendo DSi (also compatible with the Nintendo 3DS line). It was released in Japan on November 19, 2009 and in North America on March 9, 2010.[2] The game revolves around players using their monsters to battle against rivals. By winning tournaments and battles, players can advance through the game through upgrades and unlocking more powerful items.[2] The game allows player to take advantage of the DSi outer camera by allowing them to spawn certain monsters for use in battle based on the dominant colors in the photo.[2][3]


Aggregate score
Aggregator Score
Metacritic 58 of 100

The reviews for the game were mixed. Josh_Laddin from Game Revolution called "Foto Showdown feels like a tech demo for the DSi that doesn't show off any tech.". However, Adam Brown from Cheat Code Central made a possitive review about the game saying "Although collecting monsters with the camera can be confusing and tedious, the battle system is rather good. Being able to fight and trade monsters with a friend wirelessly is also a welcome addition."


  1. ^ "Monster Finder Renamed Foto Showdown For North America". November 15, 2009. Retrieved 11 January 2010.  |first1= missing |last1= in Authors list (help)
  2. ^ a b c "IGN: Foto Showdown". IGN. Retrieved 11 January 2010. 
  3. ^ Jordon, Jon. "Konami preps creature-battling DSi RPG Foto Showdown". Pocket Gamer. Retrieved 11 January 2010. 

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